Tag: Spruce Street

  • History of Camden County: Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church

    The following is derived from George Reeser Prowell’s History of Camden County, New Jersey published in 1886 Macedonia Methodist Episcopal Church of Camden is situated on Spruce Street, below Third. In 1832 Mrs. Anna George, a resident of South Camden, began a series of prayer meetings in different houses on Spruce Street, below Third, and…

  • Joint Street (aka Joint Alley)

    Joint Street (aka Joint Alley)

    Joint Street, formerly known as Joint Alley, is a one-block street that extends east from South 3rd to South 4th Street, nestled between Spruce and Walnut Streets. Its presence is documented in city directories from as early as 1850, although it is believed that houses were not constructed until 1888. The absence of listed houses…

  • Roy R. Stewart

    Roy R. Stewart

    Roy R. Stewart was born in Quakake, PA, a small mining town, in 1887. During his youth, he worked as a breaker boy in the mines. After completing business college, he relocated to Camden in 1909 and secured employment at Hurley’s Department Store located at Broadway and Spruce Street. In 1912, he established his own…

  • Broadway Trust

    Broadway Trust

    Broadway Trust, also known as Broadway Merchants Trust 938-944 Broadway, Camden, NJ The Broadway Trust Company building was built prior to World War I. The architect was Phillip Merz who was based in Rochester NY and the building was constructed by the J. Henry Miller Co. of Baltimore MD, who also built the building which…

  • Rocco F. Abbott

    Rocco F. Abbott

    ROCCO FRANK ABBOTT was born in Philadelphia on September 21, 1893 to Frank and Maria Abbatto. By 1910 his family had moved to Camden, New Jersey. Rocco Abbott lived with his parents at 910 South 3rd Street. His older brother Antonio, a tailor, lived around the corner at 302 Spruce Street. The 1914 Camden City…

  • Vincent Ariel Tydeman

    Vincent Ariel Tydeman

    VINCENT ARIEL TYDEMAN was born in New Jersey on August 24, 1883 to Edmund and Sarah Tydeman, who had come to America from England in 1878 with their nine children. Another child, Florence, was born just before the June 1880 census. Edmund Tydeman, the oldest son of a Baptist minister, was an optician who had…

  • Frank F. Neutze

    Frank F. Neutze

    Frank F. Neutze Sr., born on December 22, 1894, in Camden, New Jersey, to Harry and Mary Neutze, was part of the Ferdinand Neutze family, known for their diverse professional involvements in Camden during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Ferdinand Neutze, a retailer of shoes, set a precedent for entrepreneurship and professional engagement…

  • Nine Safety Aides Sworn by Aaron

    Nine Safety Aides Sworn by Aaron

    Camden Courier-Post – August 12, 1950 Five recently-appointed policemen and four firemen were sworn in today by Public Safety Commissioner Aaron in his City Hall office. The nine men, all veterans of War II, will report for duty in the $2400-a-year posts on Sept 1. Four of the rookie policemen replace men retired on pension…

  • 5 Cops, 4 Firemen, All War 2 Vets Named by Aaron

    5 Cops, 4 Firemen, All War 2 Vets Named by Aaron

    Camden Courier-Post – August 1, 1950 Replacements Listed For 8 on Pensions, One Resignation Director of Public Safety Aaron this afternoon announced the appointment of five new patrolmen and four new firemen. All are War II veterans. The police are: James R. Styles, 27, of 3013 Essex street; William B. Reeves Jr., 24, of 431…

  • Detectives attend Brennan funeral

    Detectives attend Brennan funeral

    Philadelphia Daily News – March 10, 1944 By GEORGE ZACHARIAS As they prepared to take John Brennan on his last ride, Rocco Auletto, known to the fight world as Roxie Allen, was held in $5000 bail for further arraignment next Friday and detectives spread the dragnet for five men believed implicated in the gangland execution…

  • Thieves Take cigars in Sons of Italy Hall

    Camden Courier-Post – June 23, 1933 A black leather pocketbook containing $5.50, papers and house keys, was stolen Wednesday night from the parked automobile of Violet Byers, 413 Broadway, on Park Boulevard near Kaighn Avenue. Cigars, cigarettes and candy valued at $18 were stolen from the Sons of Italy hall at 440 Spruce Street, it…

  • Roxie’s Pals Confess

    Roxie’s Pals Confess

    Camden Evening Courier – December 9, 1930 Pair Held With Camden Boxer Admit Landisville Robbery – Fifth Man Hunted With four suspects, including Roxie Allen, Camden welterweight boxer, still held without bail, the State Police today continued their search for the fifth bandit in the $200 holdup of a Landisville poolroom Sunday afternoon. The fugitive,…

  • Roxie Allen Held as One of Gang in Dice Game Holdup

    Roxie Allen Held as One of Gang in Dice Game Holdup

    Camden Morning Post – December 8, 1930 Pugilist and Pal Identified as 2 of 4 bandits in Landisville Robbery Players Lined Up, Relieved of $200 Robbers Flee in Stolen Car With Crippled Man at Wheel Roxie Allen, Camden’s famed welterweight boxer, and one of his pals were arrested last night and Identified, according to police,…

  • Bail Is Denied Roxie Allen in Robbery of 15 in Craps Game

    Bail Is Denied Roxie Allen in Robbery of 15 in Craps Game

    Camden Evening Courier – December 8, 1930 Three Pals of Camden Boxer Also Jailed at Shore for Grand Jury Quartet Identified by Poolroom Owner Limp Betrays Fighter at Landisville – Says He Did Not Aid Holdup Identified as four of the five bandits who held up and robbed 15 men at a craps game in…

  • News of a Day in the City of Camden

    News of a Day in the City of Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – May 23, 1906 Considerable surprise was manifested in Camden yesterday when it was announced that Anna Turner, the sixteen-year-old daughter of Frank Turner, a prominent builder and contractor, has been marred since January 21 to Louis Voegtlin, formerly of Camden, but now of Trenton. Up until the past few days Miss Turner,…